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. >>> members of congress are looking for answers from the f.b.i. now. they would like to know why the agency waited until friday to tell them about the affair that caused cia director david petraeus his job. key lawmakers and the white house were kept in the dark for months. >> reporter: members of congress say the f.b.i. should have alerted them agents were investigating cia director david petraeus before the scandal broke on friday. >> this is something that could have had and effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: f.b.i. officialssay they did not notify lawmakers or the white house because no national security issues were involved. on cbs this morning, retired general richard myers spoke as to whether the president should have been told about the probe when it started last summer nfrmgts my view that would not have been unusual. >> reporter: petraeus stepped down after admitting to and extra marital affair. his alleged miss stress, paula broadwell made this comment about him. >> i'm not in love with dpp but i had -- david petraeus but he's a terrifi
characterized as flirtatious. kelley is the woman who went to the fbi with inspection threatening e-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now, that's on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> reporter: petraeus resigned friday and admitted to the extramarital affair. his former aide says he is extremely remorse. >> he said in those words i screwed up. there's no excuses for it. what i did was wrong. >> reporter: broadwell has
necessary as the director of cia. >> reporter: president obama addressed why he did not hear about the fbi investigation until after the election. >> we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations and that's been our practice. >> reporter: before he handed in his resignation, he had been scheduled to testify about the attacks in benghazi, libya. he has agreed to meet with lawmakers. details are being work out. the petraeus scandal is general advertising general john allen's future. the -- jeopardizing general john allen's future after he exchanged e-mails with a socialite jill kelley. the white house and lawmakers have expressed support for general allen in nato. >> general allen has said that he does not -- has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of an investigation. >> reporter: one anonymous email from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelley. sources say the email came from the mistress of david petraeus, paula broadwell. broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. >>> nancy pelosi says she wants to stay where she is at. a
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